The Team Digital Preservation animated video series is produced by DigitalPreservationEurope(DPE) and describes digital preservation concepts in a light-hearted yet highly informative way. DigitalPreservationEurope builds on the earlier successful work of ERPANET, facilitates pooling of the complementary expertise that exists across the academic research, cultural, public administration and industry sectors in Europe.
The Archipelproject is a recent collaboration by organizations in Belgium, to study digitization and digital preservation of cultural heritage materials. They have a very interesting series of videos describing the project and its challenges.
By 2036, data loss has become a thing of the past. All digital media is instantly uploaded to the internet and permanently stored in the cloud, safely backed-up on servers scattered around the world. Only a handful of small businesses in the world have the expertise to recover data from pre-cloud devices. On a hot summer day, a young man named Kai visits Digital Antiquities, a store in eastern Pennsylvania specializing in data recovery and sales of vintage electronics. He shows Cat, the store’s only employee, an old compact disc left to him from his deceased mother and asks her to recover its contents. Will Cat help him find a working CD reader? And what will they discover among the contents of the disc?
From CBS Sunday Morning, March 1, 2009
Keeping Up With Data Rot: Computer formats come and go leaving some users with data no longer compatible with software or hardware. As David Pogue reports, this is called data rot. While somewhat date and mistitled, it is more about format obsolescence, this short video explains the concepts well.Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4836762n#ixzz1g3IWa6PW.